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Outback Bowl 2012: Kirk Cousins Ready To Lead Michigan State To Victory

The 2012 Outback Bowl is just one of six college football games taking place on Jan. 2, 2012, but it's likely the most important for those reading SB Nation Detroit. It's also rather important to Michigan St. Spartans quarterback Kirk Cousins as he finishes up his college career.

Cousins has led the Spartans to the most wins in school history and will look to add one more to that total when he plays the Georgia Bulldogs in Tampa. The senior talked to the Detroit Free Press to discuss the last few days of his collegiate football career.

"I'm going to enjoy the process. I'm going to make the most of the opportunity to play for Michigan State one last time. Take it all in, even at practices and the events leading up to the game, and then the game itself," Cousins said. "I'll make the most of it and then move on. I feel like I've given everything I have to this university. I have nothing to be ashamed of and everything to be proud of."

Cousins also talked about what it would mean to go out with a win next week.

"You don't want to be in the locker room as your last game ever in a Spartan uniform with a loss," Cousins said. "You want to be in that locker room celebrating a win the last time you ever play for Michigan State. We'll do everything we can to make sure we play very, very well and hopefully come away with a win."

It remains to be seen what will come of the quarterback's final game in Sparty green, but it sounds like Cousins is prepared to go out on top.